Ultima 9 Video Drops

The Spoony One | Jul 13 2012 | more notation(s) | 

I’ve had a number of people asking for the drop-clips of Ultima 9 I’ve been using, so here goes!

Your Knowledge of the Land Shall Be Great!
Who are the Gargoyles?
What’s a Paladin?
The Codex of Ultimate Wisdom?
I’m not entirely sure!
Melvin the Wizard

  • aaronbourque

    What–I mean WHAT THE FUCK–is that last one, geez. I still don’t get what’s going on there. I just . . . I just don’t know

    • http://twitter.com/Eniacc Eniac

      WAoo ~o~ ee-e-e-eh OOOOO ~o~

      • Kaihedgie


        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mitchell-Bandes/100001750373297 Mitchell Bandes


          • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

            Eeeeeyyyyah…GABOO!! GA-GABOO! Ompuu…wah!…GABOO!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Garrett-Danger-Platner/1042307248 Garrett Danger Platner

    The “What’s a Paladin?” line just cracks me up every time

  • Dr. Jaime E. García

    What’s a Paladin?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1442290943 Derek Thomas

    Spoony, this totally doesn’t count as a release. I better see another new video or i’m going to smack you upside that emo head of yours. I’m a creepy internet weirdo with too much time on my hands. Don’t underestimate me. :D

    • Kinigget

      please stop talking, you’re just embarrassing yourself

      • http://twitter.com/WoodenActing Aaron B.

        Sarcasm is a foreign language to you, isn’t it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mitchell-Bandes/100001750373297 Mitchell Bandes

      Upvoted because people don’t get sarcasm.

      • http://twitter.com/dmh3000 David Herbert

        Upvoted this so dumb people get it’s sarcasm.

    • thehivemind33

      Don’t worry Derek, I saw your sarcasm for what it was.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edward-Jay-Harington/100000016038880 Edward Jay Harington

      Upvoted because 69

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1442290943 Derek Thomas

      Wow. Am I the highest upvoted comment on this video? That’s never happened to me before. I’m flattered. Ha! :D

  • http://twitter.com/Yuoaman Nick Burns

    “I’m not entirely sure.” is the line that pisses me off the most. I
    mean, this is the monarch of the land that’s been dealing with this
    problem for YEARS and he doesn’t have ANY useful information? Just take a
    jaunt down to town and you’ll find out what the fuck is going on,

    • http://www.facebook.com/monsterfurby Fabian Schneider

      It’s the kind of thing that happens when someone in the story writing team has so little ideas they try to make all of them “big reveals”. So people, if you ever write a novel, movie or video game plot: use up your good ideas FIRST, then move on to the less obvious ones. It worked for LOST… Eh, maybe not the best example.

    • PeaTearGryfin

      I tend to get more pissed off whenever I hear the Avatar ask about the Codex of Infinite Wisdom. Way to go EA. I have to disagree with Spoony on one thing though. That isn’t like the Pope asking what the Bible is. That is like JESUS asking what the Bible is.

      • doresh

        Actually, the Pope is more fitting, since the bible (more specifically the name and the latter half) didn’t actually exist in Jesus’ time.

        • PeaTearGryfin

          Granted. Let me rephrase that then. It’s like Jesus asking what the Old Testament is.

          • doresh

            Make that the 5 books of Moses (aka Pentateuch), since they are only called Old Testament in the bible. And I think there’s also stuff that was NOT ported over to the Old Testament…

            Mmh, they should’ve added such a new naming convention to Ultima IX. This would make the Avatar’s confusing A LOT more plausible, AND it would explain why the Codex is back again (since this Codex would then be a new holy book roughly based on the original Codex).

  • http://twitter.com/TrueGent2 TrueGent

    Melvin the Wizard isn’t the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen in a video game, but its a damn close second.

    • http://www.facebook.com/xfirefly Tori Maier

      What’s the weirdest?

      • http://twitter.com/TrueGent2 TrueGent

        A massive mob of rockstars and soldiers chasing after a Humvee (that had fallen under the map while running away from a group of demons) as a bunch of cat women (the kind who own a lot of a cats) tried to sing to them, all while an airline pilot protected them by punching secularists to death for trying to convert them to Satan.

        The chase lasted for about 5 minutes, circling about 4 blocks of New York City, and ended with a laser light show that left most of the people changing clothes and wandering around as if nothing had happened while the remnants of both forces (cat ladies vs. rock stars) resorted to hand-to-hand combat in an attempt to obtain control of a bank and a cafe. The cat ladies won, but they had to flee from a small group of tanks that were closing in on them. Thankfully, the tanks couldn’t pursue because they were blocked by a taxi and a lamppost.

        And just to clarify, no, the game in question isn’t nearly as awesome or fun as that may have made it sound.

        • http://twitter.com/matthewperkins Matthew Perkins

          Whhaaat game is that in?

          • http://twitter.com/TrueGent2 TrueGent

            It was a Left Behind multiplayer match. The sad thing is that I didn’t even notice how weird the whole thing was up until the massive hand-to-hand brawl.

          • thehivemind33

            You mean that religious propaganda game?

  • http://twitter.com/gdoran0287 George Doran

    could we get a MP3 of the music intro to part 2? that was freaking awesome. if it wasn’t for your normal intro that one should be for game reviews too.

  • Kaihedgie

    That Melvin clip….I’m going to be up for a while XD

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655701905 Corey Schaff

      That’s what Melvin said ;D

  • http://www.facebook.com/yomanation Dennis Grigoropoulos

    Thanks Spoony I was looking for these.

  • Kaihedgie

    Err….wait…don’t tell me…that Melvin part is actually deliberate? It’s not some horrible glitch ala N64 cartridge tilting?

  • http://twitter.com/anceldelambert Aaron Kerr

    Spoony, you’re awesome.

  • Scirocco

    Hey Spoony, what IS a Paladin in the context of the Ultima universe? They don’t really have gods right? Is it just someone who follows the virtues and exacts retribution on those who don’t, and shit?

    • Kaihedgie

      Noble, elite warriors of Trinsic who fiercely follow the virtue of Honor. Their beliefs in this virtue is so deeply engraved in their hearts that it augments their magic prowess and they value this virtue, this code of honor, over their own life. They don’t ever get petty nor do they steal. Because of their belief in the virtue and because of their trustworthiness, all rest their faith in them. They’re basically the paragon of all that’s good.

      Forgetting that Paladins existed in this context is like Amuro forgetting his friends aboard the White Base in Zeta, especially Bright.

      • Scirocco

        :3 I understand everything now because of the Gundam metaphor. Thank you sir or madame.

  • http://www.facebook.com/florent.petit.98 Florent Petit

    (insert a clever “what’s a paladin” reference here)

  • http://profiles.google.com/thetruechuster Mario Muñoz


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vaughan-MacDonald/100000473507885 Vaughan MacDonald

    I’d still proffer an audio clip of you screaming “This is like the Pope asking what the fucking Bible is!!!”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713250984 Tyler Polishak

      I totally read that in Spoony’s voice. Good work.

  • Michael Grey

    I can’t believe that that Melvin dude was in there at all. To actually look at that and say “Wait, this was done on PURPOSE”, is…


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1091934474 Nathaniel Watkins

    Oh, no video of the game crashing? Clearly that’s an integral role to the experience.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lyingmirrors Christianne O. Abrão

    Was I the only one looking for Pikmins in the wizard’s tower? Cause I swear I heard them…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juha-Torvinen/100000007129372 Juha Torvinen

    Who put the weed in melvins soup… You know how he likes to sniff the scents before eating..

  • doresh

    So this wizard guy was NOT a glitch? Someone actually PROGRAMMED him into the game? What the…

    Does anyone else want so see Melvin as a monster in a Survival Horror game? THAT’d be scary!

  • Sergeant_Shrapnel

    The Melvin bit totally reminds me of that wizard in Morrowind who falls out of the sky and has those flight scrolls on him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucas.allen.96 Lucas Allen

    What’s a Paladin is my favorite. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of Melvin in Part 3!

  • http://twitter.com/MichaelJGleason Michael G

    Sweet! Now whenever I play Runescape, whenever I see a parallel to Ultima I think of one of these.

  • Stefan Hohnwald

    As far as i remember Melvin the Wizard, according to the books in his tower, was researching a flight spell so he could fly like a bird.
    Unfortunately while he actually can fly like a bird now his mind seemingly also changed to that of a bird, thats why he makes these wierd noises, he’s trying to chirp and sing like a bird.

    If you play the game look closely at his animations his basic animations, like sitting on that pillar where he moves his head and how he flies, waving his arms around.
    Then go search for “real” birds in the game and watch them, their animations are pretty close to what Melvin does, like nodding with their heads when they sit somewhere.
    Of course when Melvin does it it looks totally ridicilous ^^

    Its a really wierd part of ultima 9 but i always laugh when i encounter him.

  • Kimarous

    Melvin, Melvin! Brother of the Wizard! Melvin, Melvin! Brother of the Wizard!

  • shaunpwd

    Oh dear God, what have you done by releasing these?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

    I don’t understand why people think Melvin the Babbling Wizard sounds strange. Why, he’s he speaks perfect Simlish. Haven’t you ever played the Sims before?

    …Anti-Simites, the lot of you.

    • Sajeh

      Thank god I didn’t post a joke this obvious, one-dimensional and lame. Imagine, all the idiots would like it; thumb it up and shit.

  • Placid_Snake

    Alright, I’m not a big Ultima player (my only history with those games is playing a bit of Black Gate, and Spoony’s videos) but even I can tell how much of a half-arsed, they-didn’t-give-a-shit job was done on this and how much it takes a dump on the fanbase’s fidelity.

  • doresh

    By the way, guys: What do you think of the recently announced Ultima Forever? This weird sorta-remake of Ultima IV with a transgender version of Lord British Oo ?

  • IHeart28

    For some bizarre reason I always thought the codex of ultimate wisdom was the more betraying thing then “What’s a paladin?” Either one was hilarious due to Spoony’s reactions towards them regardless.
    I would make a reference joke to “What’s a paladin?” but I’m kinda lazy :3

  • http://twitter.com/MitchZer0 Mitch Zer0

    What about you yelling “BETRAYAL!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/awelcruiz Adam Welsh

    After “What’s a Paladin?”, I’d be completely non-plussed if I heard him say, “What’s the Avatar?”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Meagan-Deming/1476217674 Meagan Deming

    I think what happened with this game is that EA was worried about new players being confused by the vast and rich back story. When introducing people to a strange fantasy setting, it’s common place to have a character called “The FNG” or “The Fucking New Guy”, who can wander around the land asking questions the creators think the audience will be wondering. Like “What’s the Codex of Ultimate Wisdom?” for example. If you’d never played an Ultima Game before, you might not know. It’s generally more natural to have the explanation in dialogue then blocks of text exposition. It’s just that usually when they do this, it’s with an honest to god new character that actually does need the situation explained to them. It’s a tried and true cliche, fish out of water, get characters talking about what is usually just assumed. But for some unholy reason they decided to make the Avatar himself the FNG. In his own life. This is like if you woke up one morning and asked your mom what your laptop is. You can’t do it do an established character, they come out like a brain dead idiot or they got amnesia no one wants to mention. They shit all over a well established character, just because they were afraid some mainstream kids wouldn’t get the fantasy setting if everything wasn’t constantly explained to them. The decision is baffling beyond words with even the tiniest bit of thought behind it. It seems they were banking on new people being the vast majority of players of the conclusion to a long epic series. I think if you’re buying Ultima 9, you played at least one of the other 8. But even if you haven’t, having a hero wander around the land constantly baffled and confused by even the simplest concept like what a paladin is, is alienating at best. It’s literally the worst way to get that information across. If they felt this deep seeded need to constantly exposit about everything already established in the game world, a better move would have been a derpy side kick that had never been to Britannia or something. It would have been annoying, but not quite such a betrayal.

    • http://twitter.com/forgotmeeh forgotme,eh

      Some more subtle failings of the approach taken in U9 are that the game was rated ‘M’ and required a hand-built, cutting-edge gaming rig to even run at the time of release. Do you really think that those people have never heard of a paladin?

    • Daemian_Lucifer

      You can introduce new people without making the protagonist look like an idiot.For example,mass effect did it well.When something is unknown to the player in a dialogue,you get shepard explaining it,instead of the npc.So instead of getting the avatar say that stupidity,clicking on “whats a paladin” you would get “My friend was a paladin,not me.He was true to the order yadda yadda”.The other way you can go is,again like in mass effect,the codex that you can access at any time that will explain the important concepts,and even give a voice-over or two for the most important things.

      But developers often forget that the protagonist of the game can also be used to clue the player in.They forget that RPG means playing a role,not having an empty brick moving around.

    • Eric Hsu

      This might be why Bethesda starts every Elder Scrolls game with a new protagonist who is a blank slate for the player to develop. This way you can ask the questions if you are new to the Elder Scrolls. The stupid questions are even optional since you can easily skip them if you already know the answer.

      Meanwhile Bioware provides a handy encyclopedia of the game universe that is part of the pause screen so the detailed information isn’t a part of the gameplay.

  • Pinup Ghoul

    Oh, Melvin. Truly, thou art mad, for only a man so stricken by madness would write only a few words on each page in what appears to be a very expensive journal from the gift section of Barnes and Noble.
    That said, surely there are better ways to portray madness than to laze out and use unfinished animations and voice footage. It really comes across as a very lazy glitch. But, I guess the effect is good. I was genuinely freaked out when I saw it.

  • smaco

    i almost died with melvin the wizard.

  • http://twitter.com/McphuckCocker PMS-Gaming2020

    I finally understand the random dude in Morrowind falling out of the sky. Maybe some developers at Bethesda were pissed off by the game (Who wouldn’t be though?) so they thought of killing off Melvin the Wizard, sorta. Kinda makes sense in a weird way.

  • CaptainDingaling

    So I guess even with the recent changes we can expect this website to still be updated at a snails pace?

    • CaptainDingaling

      Uh oh a random thumbs down, Quick! Grab your torches and pitch forks someone made a comment about website updates. Smash his computer to pieces! How dare he realize the lack of web content.

      • PeaTearGryfin

        Dude somebody disliked your comment. Get over yourself. You are not so perfect that everybody in the world must agree with you. How many thumbs downs do I get on the average comment? Do I start a revolution?

        • CaptainDingaling

          It was sarcasm PeaTears about how folks on here over react. You’re a prime example and pretty much proved my point.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

      Really, you say? Spoony is a lazy, disrespectful wreck of a human being? Why, I did not know that at all. You sir, have opened my eyes. Why, you must be the only person here who understands this truly EPIC piece of knowledge. Can you also tell me what 2 + 2 equals, CaptianObvious?

      Get over yourself, attention whore. And before you even type it:

      “Nuh-uh George, YOUR an attention whore. You left a comment. That means your as bad as me. Sure, your one of the few people who speaks out against those who bring this shit up OVER AND OVER, but your still just as bad as me. Because all comments are equal, or something.”

      • CaptainDingaling

        I don’t recall saying any of those things so I’ll take your comment for what it is…”a waste of time to read.”

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

          If this is truly some thing “that doesn’t involve [me]” why did you even post it on a public channel for everyone to see and respond to? Unless only YOU are allowed to decide who speaks to you, as if this were some real world conversation between you and PeaTear that I rudely barged into.

          And by the way, it took me like a day to even respond to your OP. Hell, I’m only here to see if Spoony posted a Vlog of The Dark Knight Rises. That’s not “refreshing the TSE page every 5 minutes”, CaptainCrunch.

          By the way, wasn’t expecting such a witty masturbation insult from you. My last name is definitely weird, but I’ve never been called “Roseypalms” before. It’s definitely better than CaptainDickblister, or anything else I’ve called you.

          • CaptainDingaling

            I wasn’t going to bother with you but let me make this clear. You have 1,021 Comments on this website. That is a hell of a lot of comments dude. Clearly you have nothing better to do than sit on your ass making posts on this website all day so don’t pretend like you have a life because you don’t and it shows.
            Secondly “simple statement that doesn’t involve you.” That comment of mine which went over your little head btw is me being polite. If you can’t get from that I’m telling you to buzz off and go find another post to reply to because you like to get butthurt over something that’s not even directed at you (as 100% of all open statements are) It’s pretty clean and clear to me your the type that has no friends, no girlfriend, no life, and your only enjoyment is the internet and making pointless long winded replies for the sake of arguing with people just so you can have some interaction with a humanbeing. GO OUTSIDE,see the sun,meet people on the streets, talk to them,make REAL friends,and wallah your social problems are solved. You won’t need to sit on standby at your computer looking for people to argue your little brain with.
            “And by the way, it took me like a day to even respond to your OP” thanks for sharing that…and Yet you replied. What does thatsay about you? your life must be exciting you managed to stay way from the computer for 12 hours. Come back next week when I decide to actually give a flying duck.
            and that’s all I have to say about that. You can save your name calling for the playground I’m a bit too old to address kids that use terms like “captaindickblister”. You thought I was making a joke by calling you Roseypalms but really I was refering to your lack of a sex life. Roseypalms is a condition most internet users who never have been laid suffer. That and side effects of making 1000+ posts on web forums.
            I’m just calling it like I see it. BTW this is my last reply to your nonsense. I thought I’d make it long enough to give you something to do so you can read it over and over again to your hearts content. K thanx bye now.

          • PeaTearGryfin

            I love how you criticize people like George and I for “refreshing the page ever few minutes”, but it usually takes us about 7-8 hours to reply to something your trolling kind wrote. However, whenever we write something, you manage to have a reply in less than an hour. Who is the one refreshing the page now?

          • PeaTearGryfin

            If you are looking for a vlog on Dark Knight Rises, you may want to wait a week. He is in Ireland at some convention and probably won’t have time to see it for a bit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/iwpoe Matthew M Perry

    I hate to admit that I understood this, but if you pay attention to the book in Melvin’s room, I think the idea is that Melvin- a mad wizard -used Bluebird feathers as a component in his experimental flying spell and the experiment was a disaster- granting him flight but also giving him the mind of a bluebird in the process. The strange gesticulating of his arms seems to be his attempt at wing-flapping, the weird noises seems to be his attempt at birdsong, and if you watch he occasionally “perches” on the pillars in the room. The glitchy sounding speech is actually kinda funny once you understand that it’s supposed to be like birdsong- after all, what would a person sound like if they suddenly had the mind of a bird? I suppose they might repeat snippets of speech-sounds with weird intonation.

  • theshamster

    I guess that Melvin the Wizard went mad after he took that potion, but even so, it just looks……wrong.
    And did I hear Melvin say “Dick” just before the lift reached the ground?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=753345456 Octo Seven

    Spoony has now taken over a year and is yet to finish this Ultima restrospective. I guess work ethic is not a priority. : P

    • PeaTearGryfin

      Just a quick question. How long should it take somebody with a “good” work ethic to review 11 games with one game getting 3 parts devoted to it?

      • Zimmad

        Just a quick question: Why are you a stupid cocksucker and fanboy who cant stand the slightest bit of critisism?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mitchell-Bandes/100001750373297 Mitchell Bandes

          You two are awful human beings in general.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mitchell-Bandes/100001750373297 Mitchell Bandes

      Stop acting like such an entitled twat.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=753345456 Octo Seven

        Stop acting like a moron in being hostile to a stranger defending someone you never met. Newsflash, Spoony hates his fans. Check out his twitter feed some time.

  • doresh

    With all the stupidity surrounding Ultima IX, I’m surprised the Avatar didn’t ask…

    “What’s an Avatar?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/frappierfrancois François Frappier

    Spoony, please don’t pussy out on us by doing what I’m sure some reviewers are doing, which is not giving a review of The Dark Knight Rises because of the shooting in Colorado. Dude, talking about a movie is in no way disrespecful or related to what happened. Hope to hear your opinion on the movie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DazDevine Daz Devine

    “Knowlage of the land shall be GREAT!” I just love reading in her voice.

  • Marcus Lundgren

    Hi Spoony. I don’t want to insult you, because I respect you too much, but it seems to me that you appear to be slowing down with your video production. Is this true?
    It should be obvious to anyone who’s watching your stuff that you care about making good quality stuff and nothing else will do. But you’re hardly what I’d call prolific.
    Don’t get me wrong, what you do put up is excellent. It’s just that it would be great to have a bit more and a bit more often. Is that too much to ask?
    In the early days, you almost put up as much stuff as the Cinema Snob on a monthly basis, and that was all good! How come then, that you’re now starting to approach Kubrick-esque levels of glacier-slow development? Heck, even Terrence Malick is in danger ending up with a larger body of work than you!

    I joke, of course. But for the last MONTH, I’ve only seen the Ultima 9 review and the Spider-Man Vlog. I might have missed something, but I’d guess that this might be your slowest month ever?

    Come on! Run, gooo, get to da camera!!! OK then, you want the magic word?
    Fine: Please!
    It’s so boring without Spoony TV to brighten up the days.

    • MikeBester



      • Marcus Lundgren

        How could you get me so wrong???
        I don’t like Spoony’s stuff? I LOVE it! I’ve been a fan for years (even though he hates fan boys), and I don’t care what he does on Twitter, etc. I’ll support him as long as he stays active. But that’s just it.
        It seems that he’s slowly winding down. He might not be thinking of quitting just yet, but any extended period without new Spoony stuff is surely a boring one.

        Now, normally I wouldn’t bother replying to silly comments like yours, but this time
        I wanted to put the record straight. If you’d read my previous comment (actually read the words), you’d never have called me an asshole and all the rest.
        Or maybe you would have? It seems that you’re one of those wankers who feel that it’s your responsibility to “defend” Spoony against anyone who’s got something to say about him. Even if it’s praise!!!!

        Just put a sock in it, please…

        • Hastee

          since its the internet it can be hard to be absolutely sure but I’m pretty sure he was being sacrastic seeing as how that basically sums up any hardcore fanboys reaction to any criticism of Spoony.

          • Marcus Lundgren

            Sure, that’s true. But it just doesn’t make sense to me why he’d shout at me (even sarcastically) when all I did was compliment Spoony.
            Not that I give a shiiiit. I’ve read some of his other comments, and frankly, the guy seems scarily obsessed with Spoony.
            Noah’s my favorite Internet reviewer by far, but I wouldn’t follow MikeBester’s example and become a damn stalker! Spooking Spoony will do none of us any good…

          • Hastee

            Fair enough. I didnt actually check his other comments so I didnt know he was obsessive. I just read the one comment and to me it seemed sarcastic (I could be wrong for all I know). And for what its worth, I agree with alot of the things you said.

          • Etienne Aubin

            You’d have to be borderline retarded to not see the sarcasm.

          • Marcus Lundgren

            A friend of MikeBester’s, aren’t you? Why else would you stick up for the guy?
            Look, none of this is important. I’m well aware of the less than cavalier behavior on these discussion boards, so I’m not surprised to get my share of shit.
            But that doesn’t mean I think it’s particularly funny.
            I’ve nothing against abuse (silly or justified) usually, but when I get shit for being nice, than I get pissed off.
            Now, I’m not going to go on about this, life’s too short, but I felt that I should at least answer the comment you wrote me.
            OK. Let’s put all of this crap in a Panda’s rectum and concentrate on what’s important: supporting Spoony (if he wants us too) and looking forward to future, great videos!

        • MikeBester

          I was being sarcastic dude…I just wanted to sum up all the typical fanboy arguments you can expect. (I just love “If you dont like it dont watch it!!!. They ALWAYS use it, even it doesnt make sense – Like here)

          But fortunatly the fanboys are getting fewer and fewer…A year ago you would have been shot down immediatly, but nowadays only Peatear is left.

          • Marcus Lundgren

            All right, my bad. Sorry.
            It’s just that I usually (never, really) check the comments people write here.
            I prefer to just watch whatever Spoony puts up and judge it for myself.
            And that’s why I couldn’t believe the stuff that people write.
            Anyway, I’m glad that you were being sarcastic,since, as you pointed out, some of what you wrote was a send-up of the nonsensical things people throw out.
            Had you actually been serious, I’d have been depressed. Well, not really. But I like to think that Spoony “admirers” (not fans) should stick together, since in the end, we all share a common interest. And who knows, maybe even some personal traits?

            OK, as Conan put it: Enough talk!

    • CaptainDingaling

      Because Spoony fell off. He’s not as funny as he used to be. Instead of just playing a game or watching a movie and adding in his commentary that made you laugh, he feels that he has to use green screen and all these special effects and tired jokes that feel forced just to hold your attention. Which results in him taking longer to make videos spliced in with his very laidback(lazy) work ethics.
      He hasn’t realized his best work was when he was just being himself and saving the props for the Thesbians. Most people admire his work of old not so much his work of new (which as you noticed isn’t so frequent). Mostly he’s just done V-logs galore and an actual video here or there. Like he did that Cyberhacker movie thing and then more ultima? Now that I think about it you’re right he hasn’t done much at all in the time frame he has to work with. I’m just surprised that I come here every 4-6 weeks and still see the same stuff up mostly.
      If neglects his own website this badly I guess he doesn’t take being a critic or whatever seriously as a careerr or so it seems. I just hope he’s working on a bigger better life project if that’s the case. Sometimes being in the internet spotlight is too much pressure. Maybe he’s tired of it and just wants to live normal without feeling obligated to make videos all the time. I can understand and respect that too. He should just be honest with his followers and himself though. He doesn’t have the passion for this anymore. If he did he’d be posting new videos left and right. The truth is he’s just riding out the wave untill he figures out a way to break from all this.

      • Zimmad

        Yeah. When I think Spoony I think “SWAT”, “Naked Zombie Sean Connery”, “Ripper” and of course “Phantasmagoria”.

        That stuff is 3-5 years old! The Ultima Series was funny and informative, but I miss the old Spoony.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=753345456 Octo Seven

          “I’d put that fucker in a tubeshock and dash it against the wall” LOL. Spoony was always best when just riffing off the top of his head, I agree 100% !

      • PeaTearGryfin

        You know the phrase beating a dead horse comes to mind about now. Seriously, have you guys noticed that more and more people are starting to come and call you guys out on your bullshit. Do you know why? It’s because people are sick and tired of you guys coming around just to start up trouble. If you want to bitch at somebody for having a slow production rate and little effort shown in it, go bitch to the Irate Gamer. People here are sick of it. Things are always just fine and dandy here before you guys come around with this never ending dirge to the nondescript “old days”. News flash. In the old days, it was just a guy sitting around and talking about a game from his childhood while inserting clips of the game that he found online. Now much more goes into production so obviously it should take a lot longer. For the last time, if you don’t like the content, then leave. This really isn’t a hard concept to understand.

        Before any of you assholes even attempt to write a response, allow me to write one for you. OMG!!!! Joo is stoopid lozer bitch. Git off Spoony’s cock and se taht teh site is ruined. Bak in teh dae Spoony put out funni content all teh tiemz not stoopid stuff.

        • CaptainDingaling

          Is there a reason why you always feel compelled to write a response to every single comment that doesn’t hold Noah Antwiller in the highest of regards?
          Everyone is entitled to their opinion dude but your beyond being just a bit overly obsessed with Noah. We all watch/watched his videos and we all have a right to say what we feel. No one needs you to be an editor/defense force on heer trying to stuff in your 2cents and weild your sword and shield towards anyone that doesn’t want to pluck the dingleberrys out Noah’s ass like you do.
          BTW I didn’t even read your reply to the guy wrote that comment. You’re so predictable anyone and everyone already knows you’ll make an ass kissing posts just as soon as they see your name.

          • PeaTearGryfin

            You know what. I am fucking done with you. The truth is, I have had several intelligent conversations with people over this very topic. The problem is that for every intelligent person there is making this argument, like the OP, there is an ignorant, self-righteous asshole like you and Zimmad who think that anybody who thinks differently from you is an ass kisser. btw. If you aren’t going to have the decency to read comment, then don’t fucking respond to it.

          • Vincent Price

            Ive been monitoring the comment section for a while, and you never had any “discussions” with anyone.

            As soon as someone dares to critize your beloved Spoony in any way, you come out to the rescue. Then you get immedialty shot down by everyone else, so you dissappear again.

            Spoony is producing too few content, and also is missing out on the stuff that made him famous. The AVGN is back from his movie, and immediatly started doing new episodes.

            And Spoony? Is fighting wars on Twitter. Great. I come here every month, and most of the time the same video is still up.

          • PeaTearGryfin

            I have been having decent conversations with people. Hell, I read through the OP and disagreed with them, but I didn’t go out and flame him did I? I have no problem with people criticizing anything. If you are going to do it though, be civil about it. The OP posted a very specific comment about how he feels, being civilized in it. I have a problem with idiots who are going to have the balls to come here and demand new content when they snap their fingers and call everybody who disagrees with them a cocksucker. If you need more proof that I can hold a civil conversation, scroll down through the comments to any given video, you will find me having fun with the rest of the fans who are happy with what we get.

          • http://twitter.com/Aeraeni Matt Critchley

            No friend.

            You’re over the line from constructive discourse to simple ranting at what you don’t like to hear. Sadly, there’s apparently very little point to telling you this. But what the hell… here’s an example that might help this dawn on you. Marcus above fully acknowledged that Spoony’s recent content involves more work/time – you proceeded to rant as if he hadn’t acknowledged that point. That he must be some fool if he couldn’t see that Spoony produces less due to each video being of a higher production value.

            Marcus then also made an observation that Spoony just being Spoony, riffing on some game without high production values/methods is actually a lot more entertaining, and that if Noah realised that, there might be the potential for him to produce more content, and content that is funnier for it.

            The simple fact is, you’re viewing all of this as an attack on Noah, and acting as if he needs one of his rare few dedicated e-warriors to wave the flag for him. He doesn’t. The real shock horror is that we’re here because we ALL like Noah and his work, and your attempt at being his sole voice of true fandom is rather repetitive and pathetic.

            Take a good long look at the vote reactions to your several posts above, and then rethink this quote of yours;

            ‘ It’s because
            people are sick and tired of you guys coming around just to start up

            1 upvote and 25 downvotes there… Hmmn.. it looks more like they’re sick and tired of you friend.

            Food for thought.

          • PeaTearGryfin

            First off, thanks for at least attempting to be decent, but if we are going to talk about who the true troublemakers are. Let’s not look at the guy who is here with the fans when the video is posted making comments that relate to the video at the top of the page. Don’t you think that the true trouble makers are the ones who come around just to incite trouble by saying that Spoony sucks now because he isn’t giving them what they want. If you want more proof that I’m not alone, there was a tread on the forum made a few days ago saying that a person really liked Spoony and people assumed from the title “Dear Spoony” that it was going to be a cliche rant about how he sucks now. People responded to that with messages about how sick and tired they are of this argument too. Trust me i’m not alone, most of the others on my side see this comments section as “a wretched hive of scum and villainy” though. Another thing to think about, this argument has been going on for about 3 months now. In that time we have seen people arguing that Spoony sucks get their accounts banned. People like Jobo (twice) and Gozerisagod along with several others. Yet, my account stays open. Think about that and tell me in the mind of Spoony, who is in the wrong? One again thanks for attempting to be a decent human being.

          • http://www.facebook.com/domenico.tozzi Domenico Hairyfoot Tozzi

            I hate this “IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE CONTENT THEN FUCK OFF” shtick that people like you always say.
            The reason we are complaining about the drop off in production rate is because we LOVE Spoony videos, and we have been long time viewers of his show and don’t want to see it go down the pan. It’s not like we just want to bitch.
            I still go back and watch old Spoony videos, but to be honest, that’s all there is to do on here 99% of the time. New videos never come out. I’m not sure where the logic of saying “if you don’t like it, then don’t watch it” comes from. Nowhere are we saying that we don’t want to watch his videos. What we ARE saying is that if he wants to keep his viewers he’s going to have to step up his production speed. I personally will keep checking back on the website once per week to see if anything new is up, but not a lot of people are going to keep at it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1442290943 Derek Thomas

            Dude, I come here almost every DAY and the same videos up. Imagine how frustrating that is. I’m such a huge fan of spoony, I’d have no problem paying for an autograph. Even when it’s not every day? I come here at LEAST once a week. And I totally agree with everything you’ve just said. 100%.

          • CaptainDingaling

            You just go off on some blind rage at anyone on here for honestly no reason at all. Honestly you have some serious problems dude, something is wrong with you. None of us are even insulting spoony or really even saying anything malicious about him at all, so why do you feel the need to personally get upset? Does that have some type of self fulfilling purpose for you? You will never find me attacking someone or even making a post if I disagree with what they like however, that is ALL you seem to do to other viewers that post here. Just what is your problem? Do you think your the only one who can watch his videos and comment about them? Or are entitled to talk about his work? His older stuff was much better, that’s how some of us feel DEAL WITH IT! If you like his newer work good for you. No one is going to argue with you about what you like. Only you do that to other people. Me personally I’m just trying to point out that I notice Spoony doesn’t seem to have a passion for any of this anymore.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1442290943 Derek Thomas

            Dude. Why are you so obsessed with spoony? You do realize that for real fans who are actually balanced normal folks, that would WANT to hang out with him, YOUR behavior is why he won’t hang out with us? I’m not calling you nuts. I’m just saying your actions are violating social norms. You need to be aware. You may not be unbalanced? But your behavior LOOKS that way. Do you realize how it appears?

          • http://twitter.com/hankslps Victor Asserud

            I don’t really see the problem for me with him not uploading as many videos as he did once upon a time.. I mean, it takes me 5 seconds to see if there is something new up or not. I’m not paying a dime to see the videos and I feel that if I’m not paying him to make me content on a specific schedule/timeframe then he doesn’t owe me anything. ‘Cause there is truth in the part about getting out of here if you don’t like it. No one is forcing you guys to check out his website every day right? And no one is forcing me either. It does sound though like your world falls apart if you dont see a spoony video every two weeks. Who cares? If he hasn’t put up anything new I just go to a diffrent site or watch something else.. My world does not end. I’m perfectly fine with people/myself criticising him for bad choices in videos (and if a video sucks or not). But the regularity of the uploads? Not really.. Atleast I’m not comfortable with it since I feel that Noah doesn’t owe me anything. But i guess you guys feel entitled to get a video every two weeks? Oh well, not trying to be a d**k or anything. I just wanted to give my two cents for some reason.


            Ps. This wasn’t specifically meant to Derek Thomas. I just replied to him so it would be in context to the previous conversation.

        • Zimmad

          More and more people? WHERE? WHERE? WHERE?

          YOU are the one constantly downvoted, flamed and called out on your blind cocksucking.

          • PeaTearGryfin

            DUDE! People like me and George are constantly calling you assholes out on this. People are growing tired of this bullshit. You have said your peace. Now if you don’t like the content, then fuck off. This really isn’t a hard idea.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=753345456 Octo Seven


          • Vincent Price

            1 Agree 16 Disagree. Yeah you and your friends are really the majority.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1442290943 Derek Thomas

            Dude. Just cause you defend this guy, doesn’t mean he’s gonna hang out with you. And honestly? Your making me lose respect for Noah. I don’t know how in the world that’s possible, but I guess it’s just the association between you and him in my mind. So yeah. Might wanna stop that. Your not doing him any favors. Your losing influence not gaining it. So please, chill the heck out man. Just relax.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jimmy-TheFish/100000139595167 Jimmy TheFish

        According to what its worth spoony gets $74.85 a day from ads alone. Which is not great but obviously good enough that he doesnt have to work that hard

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1442290943 Derek Thomas

          Not Great? That’s almost 2,500 a month. Just from running a website. That’s like 30,000 a year. To record a video once a month! And besides, how would you know anyways? Are you like his personal accountant or something? How would YOU know the amount he gets from ad revenue. Cause that’s pretty specific for just a guess.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1442290943 Derek Thomas

        Dude, you said it perfectly. I watched all of his videos after my breakup. I honestly feel like I knew spoony as a friend from his natural way of doing videos. Now, it’s just… well honestly, sometimes it’s kitsch. And I HATE Vlogs. I really do. I’m sorry. I did learn to like the counter monkey stuff, but I don’t wanna sit and listen to him and miles rant about a movie for a whole hour. It’s just.. boring.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=753345456 Octo Seven

      I liked what you said except for the part where you put Stanley Kubrick in the same sentence as Spoony.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edward-Graham-Peeler-Jr/1602215514 Edward Graham Peeler Jr.

    Damn bro. Your still fighting wars with people out here. I admire your conviction, but I thought you quit like I did.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edward-Graham-Peeler-Jr/1602215514 Edward Graham Peeler Jr.

    And not to be a troll, but in reference to someone with a good work ethic reviewing 11 games in a row, Razorfist reviewed all of the Silent Hill games except Downpour which wasn’t out at the time and the movie within a year within quick succession of each other. Now to be fair, that’s not exactly 11 games and he covered them all in 3 videos. He also covered the entire Deus Ex series in 1 video.

    And if you don’t know who Razorfist is here’s his youtube page.


    Check him out and tell me what you think.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

    Okay, being an asshole didn’t work, so I’ll roll for diplomacy.

    I agree with Captain that Spoony has gotten lazy and unmotivated about TSE. In fact, I agreed with that opinion about 2 years ago. Bringing me to my point, this isn’t a new opinion.

    At this point, I think we’re all taking in circles here. We’ve all heard both sides of this debate, so if you aren’t convinced of a certain viewpoint by now, no amount of someone reminding you of that viewpoint will change anything. No further amounts of “Spoony is lazy” will convince anyone that Spoony is lazy, nor will any further amount of “Spoony isn’t that bad” will convince anyone that Spoony isn’t that bad.

    No one is speaking because they think anyone is just UNAWARE that opinion existed in the first place. So why do we do it, if we know it won’t accomplish anything? That’s why I want this repetitive conversation to stop. Can we agree on that?

    • PeaTearGryfin

      You know what. If everybody else is willing to knock this conversation off, I’m more than willing to stop as well. That is contingent on everybody else being willing to stop too though.

    • Vincent Price

      The reason for the constant “circle talking” is that more and more older fans notice his lack of updates, and decide to leave a comment, unaware that the topic happend a billion times already.

      And Spoonys last fanboy Peatear doesnt want to accept that, so instead of letting those comments disappear into oblivion he just has to reply to them.

      So one last time:

      1. Spoony does hardly the stuff anymore we became fans for. Indeed he has completly given up on Lets Plays, which is really disappointing because we all know him first and foremost for “Phantasmagoria”, “SWAT” etc. etc.

      2. WHEN he does something, like the really brilliant “Ultima” review series, he takes forever to do it. Ultima wasnt supposed to take two years to review. No one can tell me that.

      3. NOTHING we post here is gonna change his behaviour. So there is no need to argue about it.

      • PlasticLion

        It’s not that simple. I’m aware that the topic has come up many times. I think it’s more like this:
        I’ve noticed the lack of updates for quite a while, but people were raising the topic enough that I didn’t think that my two cents was necessary. So I waited for other people’s bitching to have an effect. It didn’t.

        Now I see this topic is here again so now I’m going to comment.
        More content, please.

        Two months from now some of his fans that are more patient than I am are going to start commenting. Four months from now even more will. The topic will never end because more and more of his fans will become impatient.

      • CaptainDingaling

        What some of these guys like that Peater guy don’t get is that they spend 24/7 on these forums. Other people do not invest their time reading every single comment on here visiting the website every day. When someone posts something about the lack of videos it’s because of folks like myself and others who just lurk and click on the web page every month or so and see the same stuff so we comment occaisionally. We don’t spend hours in the comments going back and fourth.
        We just click the website, see the same vids and keep moving to something else. If you spend copious amounts of time invested in these chats sections of course you’re going to see the same topic pop up and it’s going to continue to pop up. Not everyone that comments about it is here every minute and every second of the day. There is no reason to be here like that when the website is basically stagnent and barely updated.
        It’s getting to the point where this place isn’t even worth visiting anymore. There’s no schedule, no updates, so it’s just random clicks wondering if something new is up and there hardly ever is. Now I’m not saying any of this to be malicious I’m just saying what I’ve experienced. I’ve found a lot of other reviewers I follow to get some laughs in just because Spoony doesn’t stay on top of his own stuff. No hate towards the guy but like anything you can be replaced and that’s what people do. If he’s not bringing the funny we just find someone else who does. When you want a laugh you’ll find it. If your hungry and one restaurante is closed you’ll go to another. If it’s raining and there’s no roof to stand under you’ll find another. It’s just how it goes.

  • Merost

    Hey guys! A new video is coming up soon! And guess what it is!

    – Batman Vlog? No!
    – Ultima Part 3? No!

    No its your favourite category; CROSSOVER!
    And with whom…? Well of course the incredibly popular Diamanda Hagan! Yaaaaaaay!!

    • PeaTearGryfin

      Where did you hear this at? If anything, I would expect the next video to be Con Bravo footage. Can’t say that he hasn’t had a reason for not seeing The Dark Knight Rises seeing how he has been in Canada/Ireland for the past 2 weeks. I know. I know. Get lost you stoopid fanboi and leave the real fans to bitch about the site.

  • Dragdar

    He could have a t least done a shitty vlog on the new Ultima 4 remake game called Ultima Forever

  • David Holland

    Spoony, I love ya, but not all your fans follow you on twitter. Not all of us know that you won’t be getting any new videos out for a while since you’re in Ireland. You may want to give your fans some information like:

    “I will be at Con-Bravo in Ireland from [Date] to [Date]. As a result, I won’t have any new videos up for [Length of Time] until at least [Date]. When I do come back, I plan on finishing up [Video Project]. Thank you guys for your patience; I’ll have tons of footage from Con-Bravo to put up.”

    You know, just a little something to remind your fans that you do in fact plan to keep this site going. And also to let us know in case some of us ARE AT Con-Bravo and look forward to seeing you in person.

    • PeaTearGryfin

      Actually, if Twitter is any indication, he is back home. I do believe that he is getting ready to head off to Canada though.

      • PlasticLion

        Wow just wow. I really don’t post here but this computer says that nine hours ago I posted something. I have been reading these comments since July 13th and I’m happy to say that Spoony can throw away his GPS if he has one. Because his PTG will always know where he is.

        • PeaTearGryfin

          It’s hard not to know where he is when half of your Twitter feed is messages about how he just got into a certain airport.

          • PlasticLion

            There it goes! The PTG never fails! WHERE IS HE NOW! No stop! Wait until I finish watching this episode of Outlaw Star then tell me!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1442290943 Derek Thomas

            Ohhhhhhh…. that’s PTG.

          • PlasticLion

            I’m going to stop commenting here but first I need to own up to this. I was drunk and being a dick when I wrote these comments. I’ve never been a HUGE fan of anything or anyone and I mocked someone who did. I would have just as easily mocked the higher ranking side of the argument if it was there at the same time and place as my inebriation.

            So bye? At least for a few months until I forget I was ever here and get drunk enough to post again.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1442290943 Derek Thomas

          What’s a PTG?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ian-Contreras/1219435856 Ian Contreras

    So, uhh, Spoony. This might be up tomorrow, but, uhh… *looks at watch* …where’s that Dark Knight Rises review? :)

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